April 19, 2017

Pesto, made from a combination of basil, pine nuts, olive oil and garlic, is a delightful summer treat. Whether you buy a jar from the store or make it at home, this garlicky sauce is your go-to when hunger strikes. Not only does it go well with pasta, it can be a versatile ingredient in all sorts of other dishes. Because only teaspoons of pesto are required to add a punch, often unused pesto can be found lurking in people’s kitchens. You can even store it as a freezer staple and enjoy it as and when you please.

Read here to know more about other freezer foods you can store. Here are a few ideas in which you can use pesto beyond pasta:

1. Coriander Mint Pesto Maggi

Throw in some Indian flavours and some Italian flavours and viola! A tasty, easy to cook dish is ready.

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2. Pesto Vegetable Medley

A jumble of bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini and cherry tomatoes grilled to perfection and dressed with a freshly made pesto sauce that will make your tastebuds sing.

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3. Easy Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

Full of stringy cheese and pesto goodness, this recipe will surely emerge as the crowd’s favourite appetizer at a party.

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4. Basil Pesto Party Almonds

The easiest of the lot, this recipe of roasted, pesto-covered almonds will make an irresistible snack or party appetizer. The first step is to order crunchy and nutritious almonds.
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5. Paneer Panache

Smothered with Pesto, covered with lettuce and a hearty fill of Paneer makes this Panini every pesto lover’s delight.

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6. Chicken Pesto Salad Sandwich

One of the tastiest and quickest meals you’ll have, this hearty sandwich recipe is a winner. Just get some chicken breasts and a jar of leftover pesto together, and see the magic.

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7. Pesto Fries With Balsamic Reduction

Everybody loves fries. And pesto fries might just become your new favourite way to eat pesto.

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